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PFC Norman Allen Grove
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1923
Death: Mar. 2, 1945, Japan

World War II casualty During a Mopping up operation on Iwo Jima he was killed by a Japanese sniper.


a Marine private first class, died March 2, 1945, of wounds suffered on Iwo Jima. He was 21. Grove, a 1942 graduate of Omaha Central High School, was one of the few athletes to receive four letters baseball, football, basketball and track in one year. He also wrestled for Central. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 after attending Northwestern University for a year. At Northwestern, he played on the freshman football team.

Grove received boot training in San Diego, and was transferred to the Fifth Marine Division after the unit with which he was training as a machine gun raider was disbanded because of changed battle conditions. He had gone overseas in October 1944. In his first action, he fought in an invasion of Iwo Jima beginning Feb. 19, 1945. Grove was killed by a shrapnel wound to the neck in the fight to take Hill 362A, according to a history compiled by Central High School student Michael Walsh.

A brother, First Lt. H. James Grove, Jr. served in the European Theater
 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: Jul 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73045420
PFC Norman Allen Grove
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PFC Norman Allen Grove
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PFC Norman Allen Grove
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R.I.P.
- David King
 Added: Sep. 29, 2011
Thank you for My Freedom!
- Loren Bender
 Added: Jul. 8, 2011
 
 
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